I recently stayed for the second time on this houseboat, and I loved it just as much. I think watching the ducks and swans glide by is one of my favorite things to do anywhere in the world. I want to go back not to see Amsterdam but just to relax in the houseboat. It's so cozy and comfortable.
One tip on finding it: If you give the boat's address, it is harder for taxi drivers to find (since they have to go around to a certain bridge from the Marnixstraat). It's much easier to say: "The Corner of the Lijnbaansgracht and Palmgracht." That's much easier to get to by taxi, and the boat is right there on the corner (It's long and red). Gracht means canal.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ARK 16 is a B&B, a private studio with its own entrance on my houseboat overlooking the canal in a quiet area in the center of Amsterdam. Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children or 4 adults for 2 nights. There is a fully equipped kitchen, the fridge filled with make-it-your-own breakfast. Private toilet/bathroom. I live on the other site of the houseboat. It's in the best spot of Amsterdam! Best regards Annette. ... more less